Law & Regulation

Auditor-General sacking didn't follow Crown advice

Gavin Evans
Fri, 05 Jun 2020

A parliamentary committee that sacked former Auditor-General Martin Matthews in 2017 couldn’t rely on Crown Law advice for its action as it didn’t follow the solicitor-general’s direction on a fair process, MPs heard yesterday.Mary Scholtens QC told the Officers of Parliament select committee that their predecessors had not followed natural justice when reviewing the process of Matthews’ appointment, a critical report of his performance and their subsequent decision to demand his resignation.Even the advice from Crown So...

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